Psalm 60

For the end, for them that shall yet be changed; for an inscription by David for instruction, when he had burned Mesopotamia of Syria, and Syria Sobal, and Joab had returned and smitten in the valley of salt twelve thousand.

1 O God, thou hast rejected and destroyed us; thou hast been angry, yet hast pitied us. 2 Thou hast shaken the earth, and troubled it; heal its breaches, for it has been shaken. 3 Thou hast shewn thy people hard things: thou has made us drink the wine of astonishment. 4 Thou hast given a token to them that fear thee, that they might flee from the bow. Pause. 5 That thy beloved ones may be delivered; save with thy right hand, and hear me.

6 God has spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice, and divide Sicima, and measure out


the valley of tents. 7 Galaad is mine, and Manasse is mine; and Ephraim is the 1strength of my head; 8 Judas is my king; Moab is the caldron of my hope; over Idumea will I stretch out my shoe; the Philistines have been subjected to me.

9 Who will lead me into the fortified city? who will guide me as far a Idumea? 10 Wilt not thou, O God, who hast cast us off? and wilt not thou, O God, go forth with our forces? 11 Give us help from trouble: for vain is the deliverance of man.

12 In God will we 2do valiantly; and he shall bring to nought them that harass us.

Psalm 61

For the end, among the Hymns of David.

1 O God, hearken to my petition; attend to my prayer. 2 From the ends of the earth have I cried to thee, when my heart was in trouble: thou liftedst me up on a rock thou didst guide me: 3 because thou wert my hope, a tower of strength from the face of the enemy. 4 I will dwell in thy tabernacle for ever; I will shelter myself under the shadow of thy wings. Pause.

5 For thou, o God, hast heard my prayers; thou hast given an inheritance to them that fear thy name. 6 Thou shalt add days to the days of the king; thou shalt lengthen his years to all generations. 7 He shall endure for ever before God: which of them will seek out his mercy and truth? 8 So will I sing to thy name for ever and ever, that I may daily perform my vows.

1 Or, strengthening.

2 Gr. work power.


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